The planned €49 ticket is not enough for the social association VdK. President Verena Bentele is asking for a nationwide social ticket for a maximum of 29 euros.
Regarding the planned 49 euro ticket, the social association VdK called for the parallel introduction of a nationwide social variant at a lower price.
“In addition to the Germany ticket for 49 euros, there must be a social ticket nationwide for a maximum of 29 euros,” said Verena Bentele, Head of the German editorial network VdK.
Head of VdK: Access to social ticket should not depend on where you live
According to Bentele, Berlin and Lower Saxony have already announced that they want to organize social tickets. However, whether you can use a social ticket should not depend on where you live.
Bentele has also called for full accessibility in local transport by 2026. VdK President said that all obstacles on buses and trains should be removed by then at the latest.
“This is the stated goal of the federal government, and the federal and state governments should commit to it and establish the financial framework during enlargement and modernization pact negotiations.”
The starting date of the 49 euro ticket has not yet been determined
The new 49-euro local transport ticket, with cross-country journeys possible, is the successor to the nine-euro ticket introduced for three months in the summer. The exact entry date has not yet been determined. Industry experts doubt whether it will arrive in January. The March 1 start date looks more realistic, as the Association of German Transport Companies (VDV) has announced.
In principle, half of the new ticket should be funded by the federal and state governments. 1.5 billion euros each I want to pay for the project annually. The cabinet on Friday also approved plans to increase regionalization funds for local public transport by a further one billion euros per year.
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